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Thelma Ruth Bishop Newton

• Jul 9, 2019 at 10:42 AM

KINGSPORT - Thelma Ruth Bishop Newton, 86, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 7, 2019, with her loving family by her side.

Ruth was born in Kingsport, TN on October 4, 1932, to the late Clinton and Blanche Bishop. She was a lifelong resident of Lynn Garden and a graduate of Lynn View High School.  Ruth had been a member of Morrison City Christian Church for 77 years.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and a friend to all.  Ruth loved watching the birds as they ate from her bird feeders.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Those left to cherish Ruth’s memory are loving and devoted husband of 66 years, Charles Roy Newton; daughters, Diane Newton and Sarah Brown (Larry); son, Alan Newton (Gail); six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; sisters, Peggy Lay (Roy) and Sue Elrod (Butch); several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in the J. Wayne Hamilton Memorial Chapel of Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services.

A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 7:00 pm in the chapel with Bob Underwood, Minister officiating.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Section N.  Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the graveside at 10:45 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Morrison City Christian Church, 1940 Darnell Dr., Kingsport, TN 37665.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to Dr. Angott, Dr. Neilly and the staff of Amedisys Hospice for the care and compassion they provided for Ruth and her family.

The care of Thelma Ruth Bishop Newton and her family has been entrusted to the staff of Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services.

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